This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Korey Cobb, 34
Chief Operating Officer
Rehab 2 Perform
1341 Hughes Ford Road, Suite 104, Frederick
Korey has been a dynamic operations professional with 10+ years of experience in healthcare, business, development, project management, coaching and youth mentoring. As the former Director of Operations for MMI, Korey successfully led the implementation of a telemedicine infrastructure to maintain engagement between patients and MMI medical providers for Frederick County and surrounding region in response to the 2020 pandemic restrictions. Korey is now the Chief Operating Officer for Rehab 2 Perform.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is continuing my education after college sports and obtaining my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and PMP Certification from Mount St. Mary’s University that allowed me to excel in the role of Director of Operations at MMI.
Name one award you are most proud to have received.
One award that I am most proud of and is a tear-jerker to me is the Appreciation Award given to me by the Frederick County Public Schools, which was presented through my son for the mentoring I did at his elementary school.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
Related to civic leadership, I am currently on the board of directors for LOUYAA, Regional coordinator for the MD Playmakers, VP of the Frederick Athletic Association, and was part of the Equity Leadership Council in Frederick County.
As a coordinator for the MD Playmakers and VP for the Fredrick Athletic Associations, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to lead in the development of many advanced student athletes in our community that will go on to get a college education.
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work and why?
Christopher Gardner influences me the most when it comes to how I approach work and professional goals in general due to how he exhibited perseverance, networking, resilience, and not being afraid to take a risk.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
My personality trait of perseverance attributes most to my success. I have overcome many obstacles to get to where I am today. Yet, the challenges I have faced and persevered through have only made me a better professional, coach, father, and all around human being.
What leadership book would you recommend and why?
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin. The principles used in the most intense and dynamic environment explained in this book will help leaders lead a team to success in the corporate world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself in a political or non-political leadership role making a difference in my community and serving to a higher calling.